Non-Pharmaceutical Option for Bone and Joint Health and Strength
Reverse the effects of Osteoporosis & Osteopenia
Powerful Anti-Aging Effects
Increased Bone Density
Increased Strength, Balance & Stability
Don’t take our word for it
Experts Endorse bioDensity
"bioDensity TM is a very effective modality for improving endurance, strength and bone mass. It's a fast and efficient way of improving muscle and bone strength. It also provides a predictable and measured change in muscle and bone mass.
Functional and daily activities improve with bioDensity™ training."
Dr. Raj M. Singh
Double Board Certified, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical Director Neurospine and Rehabilitation, Barrow Neurological Associates
Some of our testimonials
You will be amazed to learn how effective our program can be
30 year old bioDensity user
Multiple Sclerosis Patient
Lately I’ve been doing a new kind of exercise program. It is called bioDensity, and it’s not just good for my body, it’s good for my mind. It is over at a great place in Rockville called Fitness for Health, which calls itself a gym, but I’ve never been to a gym like this before.
When I was first referred to Fitness for Health, I had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and had heard about their innovative physical therapy program called bioDensity. One of the team members, Willie Sickel, contacted me to introduce himself and tell me a little about the program. BioDensity was actually developed to help combat Osteoporosis.
He explained that, “Weight-bearing exercises are the key to stimulating bone growth, and the greater the weight applied, the better the results. bioDensity delivers weight—known as osteogenic loading—at multiples of your bodyweight, and beyond what is typically achieved in basic exercise...Research has also shown significant stability and functional movement improvements with multiple populations.” Fitness for Health Website
We talked about how although the therapy was originally developed for bone health, there have been others with multiple sclerosis that were deriving benefit from using the bioDensity. After we got my doctor’s approval (since I also have a heart condition) I made an appointment to get started.
When I began, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I mean, Fitness for Health is a facility that does everything from training professional athletes to physical and occupational therapy for children, adults, and seniors. It could have been anything from a room filled with weights to a plain, institutionalized setting.
I was happily surprised. The inside looks like a cross between a playground (complete with trampoline and rock climbing wall) and a video game room, with a few high-tech exercise machines thrown in, just for fun.
My fitness specialist who is also the owner, Marc Sickel, met me in the waiting area and led me to one of their high-tech machines that looks like a chair that amazingly I got to...sit in! Generally, when it comes to exercise I’m well, let’s just say I am not one for it. I had been assured that it was not strenuous, but that I would get the maximum level of benefit out of it. Let’s just say I was skeptical. That is not the description of exercise that I always had in my mind...can anyone say sit-ups?
But as I sat down in the chair-like machine, my worries began to be assuaged. I was then eased through a series of burst-like exercises that I could do at my own pace. “This,” I thought “was something even I could do.” Only one of the exercises was standing up! This was fantastic!
Then Marc took me over to the Power Plate, which is a, “whole-body vibration platform that allows for reflexive engagement of the neuromuscular system at rapid and repeatable oscillation. This intervention has been clinically shown to increase balance and stability in both healthy and aging-frail populations.”
Basically, I stood on a little platform while it gently vibrated, and then I balanced on one leg and then the other. There was no pressure, so if one day I couldn’t balance for the whole time that was fine. As with the BioDensity, I was led through several exercises. However, for the Power Plate, instead of “bursts”, most of the exercises were balancing for short periods at a time.
Since the sessions are short, you can fit them in anytime, even on your lunch break. My plan was weekly, but since everyone’s individual needs are different and are also based on your goals and schedule, you will work out the frequency with your fitness specialist.
Since starting the bioDensity and Power Plate therapies at Fitness for Health, I feel like not only has my health improved, but specifically, I am doing better as a whole. My balance has improved. My energy and stamina have improved. Although MS pain ebbs and flows, I feel that it has also decreased. Without a doubt, bioDensity and Power Plate have made a huge improvement in my life.
Just like their top of the line exercise equipment, the atmosphere at Fitness for Health is like none other. The staff make you feel like family. You can tell that they are truly invested in your progress. Although definitely a secondary concern to your health, scheduling appointments is always a quick and pleasant process.
There is nothing like loving your doctor but hating their office. Well, none of that here. From the science behind the process, to the owners, the staff and the equipment, everything at Fitness for Health works together in harmony to form a great team. Thank you, Fitness for Health.
"The real-world musculoskeletal benefits of the bioDensity device and osteogenic loading on strength, coordination, balance and subsequently confidence are nothing short of astonishing. The drug-free, osteogenic loading bone density benefits are unique to the bioDensity device. As a surgeon, I foresee the bioDensity device improving my patients quality of life drastically. I studied medicine because I wanted to help people, and bioDensity has shown me how I can safely and cost effectively grow my practice and touch the lives of many more than I thought possible."
Jeffrey Bentson, MD
"NASM recognizes that bioDensity TM training represents a new, leading-edge approach to increase strength and bone density gains for the aging, sports performance and de-conditioned markets.
We are committed to working with Performance Health Systems to manage the evidence-based research process through accredited research institutions; both in the sports science and medical communities."
Dr. Micheal Clark, Chief Executive Officer,
National Academy of Sports Medicine
58 year old bioDensity user
“After years of measurable bone density decline I
was desperate to find an answer. Also for years I
have taken non-prescription calcium without any
measurable benefit. Then my husband and I read about the bioDensity system and decided to investigate.
To my great joy, after only eight months my latest bone density testing shows a 6% increase. Quite frankly I would have been happy with no further decline in BMD, but a 6% increase is just over the top. I am now stronger and enjoying everything thing I do more.”
86 year old bioDensity user
“At 86 years old, my bone density has increased 2.8% in the spine after using the bioDensityTM for 18 months.
I would have been pleased to have maintained the
same level of bone mass density from my last test and never imagined I could have increased in bone mass density like I did.
My posture has greatly improved, I have more stamina, and am able to perform routine activities far easier than I was before. In this past 18 months my strength has improved 196%, which has definitely improved my quality of life.”
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© 2015 Fitness for Health
Fitness for Health’s new Bone and Joint Health program uses state-of-the art technology to target and stimulate all the major muscle groups of the body to safely increase bone health, posture, balance, and stability through the body’s natural adaptive response.
The bioDensityTM device is a safe, effective, and efficient way to improve bone, muscle, and joint health. By generating force in the optimal biomechanical positions, users are able to apply much greater than normal loads (weight) to maximize stimulation of all the major muscle groups and skeletal structure of the body.
This is greatly different and vastly more effective than typical weight-bearing exercises, which can be dangerous and typically use much lighter and less effective loads (weight).
The greater the load, the better the results. Since all loads are self-applied, your comfort level regulates safety and reliability.
bioDensity was featured during the health segment of Chicago's Fox-32 Midday news show. The segment focused on the origin of bioDensity, and how Dr. John Jaquish developed the first device to treat his mother's osteoporosis. After reversing her condition, now bioDensity helps thousands of people worldwide.
Although 8 million women and 2 million men suffer from osteoporosis,it is not an inevitable fact of aging. Fitness for Health’s revolutionary Bone Health program is a proven, safe, non-pharmaceutical option for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
Research and science have demonstrated that high impact exercise stimulates bone growth and improves balance, posture, stability, and proprioception.
The Fitness for Health Bone Health program elicits these responses to improve bone density and overall health. Users will receive a Performance Report following each session, which details overall progress.
The Performance Report provides feedback and analyzes a user’s progress offering tips and other ways to enhance an individual’s program.
Bone and Joint Health
The Power PlateTM device features a platform that generates precise multidirectional vibrations at rates of 25-50 times per second, triggering rapid muscle responses.
This activates as much as 95% of muscle fibers compared to as little as 40% or less with traditional exercise. The Power PlateTM safely destabilizes the body through dynamic movement (vibrations).
As the body is destabilized, reflexes engage other supporting muscles automatically. By doing this repeatedly the effect becomes a part of motor learning.